BREAKING NEWS: Australian "Bomb Expert" & Cambodian Soldier Killed in Russian Bomb Explosion at Shooting Range

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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Australian "Bomb Expert" & Cambodian Soldier Killed in Russian Bomb Explosion at Shooting Range

Post by Kuroneko » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:06 pm

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Post by Jamie_Lambo » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:02 pm

that guys face when that grenade goes off in the water lol
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Post by Anchor Moy » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:05 pm

PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:00 pm
The weapon which caused the deaths and injuries was a hand grenade, not a mine, they were not walking through a mine field.
Serious question. Why would there be unexploded hand grenades lying around on the ground in that area if it was for tourists ?
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Post by PSD-Kiwi » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:09 pm

Anchor Moy wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:05 pm
PSD-Kiwi wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:00 pm
The weapon which caused the deaths and injuries was a hand grenade, not a mine, they were not walking through a mine field.
Serious question. Why would there be unexploded hand grenades lying around on the ground in that area if it was for tourists ?
There wasn't...the Bogan tourist had paid to throw a grenade into the pond (just like in the videos posted), he fucked around...whether he was just being a fucking idiot or suicidal no-one will ever know now.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Australian "Bomb Expert" & Cambodian Soldier Killed in Russian Bomb Explosion at Shooting Range

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:55 pm

The scene of the fatal accident has been tentatively identified by the Phnom Penh Post as a shooting range belonging to a business called Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range, located at Kampong Speu. The range has a Facebook page and is well rated by Trip Advisor as a tourist attraction.

Australian bomb victims weren’t military
19 March 2018
In a statement posted to Facebook on Friday, Defence Military spokesman Chum Socheat admitted the explosion “was not part of work activities or assigned by the unit”.
According to Socheat, a Phnom Penh resident named Hun Piseth and a colonel named Sath Lath “knew” the Australian tourists, and the group “invited each other” to go to the base.

Socheat, who could not be reached yesterday, did not further identify Piseth and Lath.

In fact, the two operate a popular shooting range for tourists near the Choeung Ek killing fields called Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range.

In descriptions online, the company claims to run two more shooting ranges, including one in Kampong Speu. Photos posted on Facebook at the Kampong Speu location in January show tourists firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades with the assistance of numerous men in military uniforms.

The wooden shack in videos on the page appears to be the same as one surrounded by crime scene tape in photos released by police after the deadly incident on Thursday.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/a ... t-military

Cambodia Extreme Outdoor Shooting Range is listed as NUMBER 1 Phnom Penh attraction on Trip Advisor.
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This seems likely to be the same shooting range because there is also a guy called Piseth mentioned in all the Trip advisor reports from happy customers. Obviously, the business is very well established and well known. Trip Advisor reviews on the shooting range go as far back as 2014 when they are all in Russian. Many of the reviews mention how much the customers enjoyed their complimentary cold beers.
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Post by PSD-Kiwi » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:44 pm

It only took the PPP how many days to get the truth? They should have just read the forums
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Australian "Bomb Expert" & Cambodian Soldier Killed in Russian Bomb Explosion at Shooting Range

Post by Jasper » Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:56 pm

:beer3:

dickhead + cold beers + explodey thing = carnage
Milk was a bad choice
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Australian "Bomb Expert" & Cambodian Soldier Killed in Russian Bomb Explosion at Shooting Range

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:36 pm

The Cambodian position seems clear. What will the Australians say ?

Officials will not look into bomb blast that killed Australian, Cambodian at military base
20 March 2018
- Cambodian authorities yesterday said that they will not investigate a bomb blast that killed two people – one of them an Australian – at a military base in Kampong Speu province on Thursday because the matter was a “private case”.

Two Australian men, whose names have not been released by Australian authorities, visited a private shooting range within the military base last week – a spot apparently frequented by tourists who shell out up to $300 to fire rocket launchers and other military weaponry.

One Australian and a Cambodian soldier, Koy Mok, 52, were killed, while fellow soldiers Sok Sarith, 48, Long Vuthy, 50, and another Australian man received minor injuries.

Australia’s Department of Defence on Friday confirmed the accident did not occur as part of a military training exercise and that the men were not Australian Defence Force personnel – despite the initial claims of the Cambodian military, police and provincial governor that they were bomb experts.

Defence Ministry spokesman Chhum Socheat said there would be no investigation as it was a “private case”.

“Inside the unit, they are good friends with [the Australians]. They allowed them to visit privately. It’s not an official case, and is not concerned with the military operation,” he said.

He added the Australians were well aware of the “risk [to] their life”, and hung up when asked if soldiers at the base would be reprimanded.

National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith and Ministry of Interior spokesman Khieu Sopheak – who in the past has said such public shooting ranges on military bases are illegal – both said any investigation would be a matter for the military.
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Re: BREAKING NEWS: Australian "Bomb Expert" & Cambodian Soldier Killed in Russian Bomb Explosion at Shooting Range

Post by Arget » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:04 pm

Because if they did then the shit would really hit the fan.
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